Get Involved in Kelp Restoration

a diver swims through a bull kelp forest underwater
Credit: Steve Lonhart, MBNMS/NOAA

There are many ways to get involved in supporting kelp restoration in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

  • Greater Farallones Kelp Restoration Network (formerly KELPRR) is a communication forum organized by Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. It is virtual and open to the public. You can learn more about statewide collaboration efforts and receive information about kelp research, community projects, and restoration activities. It also provides an opportunity to learn about local activities and get involved in local projects. Please contact jordan.gorostiza@noaa.gov for more information and to be added to the email list.
  • The Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council advises the sanctuary superintendent on priority issues and connects local communities with the sanctuary. The advisory council provides an opportunity for information exchange on issues affecting the health of the sanctuary. Find a council representative to share your ideas or attend a Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting.
  • Volunteer as a visual observer for kelp canopy surveys with the Greater Farallones Kelp Restoration Program. To get involved with kelp restoration please contact Rietta Hohman at rietta.hohman@noaa.gov.
  • Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary has partnered with the Greater Farallones Association to implement the recommendations from the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. Learn how to support the collaborative kelp restoration projects.
  • Check out volunteer opportunities with Reef Check, or help with pilot kelp restoration projects at Caspar Cove (ongoing) and Tanker's Reef.
  • Share what you know about the kelp die off and sanctuary restoration efforts, and spread the word about how to get involved with other members of your community.